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Facebook Expands Menlo Park Headquarters with MPK 21 Building by Gehry Partners

08:00 - 6 September, 2018
Facebook Expands Menlo Park Headquarters with MPK 21 Building by Gehry Partners, MPK 21. Image Courtesy of Facebook
MPK 21. Image Courtesy of Facebook

Gehry Partners recently completed Facebook's new MPK 21 building in Menlo Park, California. Expanding the company's existing footprint, the design was built in less than 18 months as a highly sustainable building. Formed to bring the outdoors into the office space, the project centers on a sheltered green space with 40-foot-tall redwood trees and an amphitheater-style courtyard that connects to the original Gehry-designed MPK 20 building.

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Bal House / Terry & Terry Architecture

13:00 - 1 November, 2015
Bal House / Terry & Terry Architecture, © Bruce Damonte
© Bruce Damonte

© Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte + 14

Low/Rise House / Spiegel Aihara Workshop

01:00 - 4 April, 2014
Low/Rise House / Spiegel Aihara Workshop, © Bruce Damonte
© Bruce Damonte

© Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte + 25

Menlo Oaks Residence / Ana Williamson Architect

01:00 - 27 November, 2013
Menlo Oaks Residence / Ana Williamson Architect, © Dasja Dolan
© Dasja Dolan

© Dasja Dolan © Dasja Dolan © Dasja Dolan © Dasja Dolan + 16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Menlo Park, United States
  • Architect in Charge

    Ana Williamson
  • Landscape Architect

    Keith Willig Landscape Architecture & Construction
  • Interiors

    SDK Designs
  • Area

    4018.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

If Skyscrapers Predict Crises, What Do "Donuts" Tell Us?

00:00 - 6 October, 2013
If Skyscrapers Predict Crises, What Do "Donuts" Tell Us? , Apple HQ (USA). Image © Foster + Partners, ARUP, Kier + Wright, Apple
Apple HQ (USA). Image © Foster + Partners, ARUP, Kier + Wright, Apple

In a recent article for the Financial Times, Edwin Heathcote explores the 'Skyscraper Index', an informal term that suggests a correlation between the construction of a big company's ambitious headquarters and subsequent financial crisis: "Think of the Empire State Building opening into the Wall Street crash of 1929, the Twin Towers being completed as New York City was flirting with bankruptcy or the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur taking the mantle of the world’s tallest building and presaging the Asian financial crisis." Heathcote goes on to describe the latest generation of headquarters being constructed for our current, tech-oriented goliaths - like Apple's monolithic "donut", by Foster + Partners, and Facebook's Gehry-designed Menlo Park campus - and wonders: "if skyscrapers can tell us something about the temperature of an overheating economy, what do these groundscraping new HQs say?" Read the full article here.

Venture Capital Office Headquarters / Paul Murdoch Architects

00:00 - 10 September, 2013
© Eric Staudenmaier
© Eric Staudenmaier

© Eric Staudenmaier © Eric Staudenmaier © Eric Staudenmaier © Eric Staudenmaier + 29

Bal House / Terry & Terry Architecture

00:00 - 16 February, 2012
Bal House / Terry & Terry Architecture, © Bruce Damonte
© Bruce Damonte

© Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte + 20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Menlo Park, United States
  • Design Team

    Alex Terry AIA, Ivan Terry
  • Engineers

    Santos Urrutia Structural Engineers Inc.
  • Area

    2000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs